NEW YORK (Jul. 11)
Fifteen young Atlas cedars were presented Thursday by Mayor Teddy Kollek of Jerusalem to Mayor Abraham Reame in a ceremony at Battery Park. The newly planted Atlas cedars, called the “Jerusalem Grove,” were given as a present by the people of Jerusalem to the people of New York. During the ceremony, to which more than 300 guests were invited, Kollek presented Beame with a medal struck for the occasion. Beame, in return, gave Kollek a pewter vessel. A 14-man honor guard from Israel’s Navy marched at the ceremony site after the trees were planted. The trees were shipped to New York from a nursery in Rhode Island and paid for by a check sent from Jerusalem.